If you have oily skin, you know the struggles of trying to keep it at bay! Having greasy skin throughout the day can be uncomfortable and knock your confidence - but how can you fix it? To help you out, we have compiled 5 simple steps for dealing with greasy skin during the day, starting from your cleansing and washing routine to a handy way to fight grease on the go! Read on to find out more.
The first step to getting rid of oily skin is to keep it cleansed. Cleansing the skin helps to remove dirt, oil and sebum that can build-up throughout the day and make your face look shiny and greasy. Use a cleanser in the morning and night and you can even wash your face in the day if you want to feel more refreshed. Make sure you choose one with natural ingredients known to help with greasy skin such as antibacterial tea tree oil or cleansing witch hazel.
After cleansing your face, it is important that you exfoliate! As the day goes on, your pores can become clogged with make-up and oil and this can make spots and blemishes even worse. Exfoliating the skin helps to unclog the pores so they can breathe and helps to get rid of grease that can be sitting on your face. When exfoliating, pick one that is not too harsh, especially if you have sensitive skin, and look out for naturally exfoliating ingredients such as coffee, oats, sea salt and apricot kernels.
Once you have cleansed and exfoliated, the next step is to moisturise. Even if you have greasy skin, it is still vital that you moisturise regularly as your skin still needs those nutrients and nourishment. To avoid making your face look even greasier, choose a moisturiser that is designed specifically for oily skin types as these work to balance the oils on the face in order to provide the hydration that it needs without stimulating more oil production.
If you find you’re still getting a bit oily throughout the day, blotting can be a lifesaver! Use blotting pads to gently pat the fat in the areas that you see excess oil, usually in the T-Zone area of the forehead, nose and chin. You can carry blotting paper around with you throughout your day and blot when needed for an extra helping hand on the go.
Many people think that make-up is just going to clog the pores even more and make oily skin and spots worse. Well, it depends on the type of make-up you’re using! If you choose light make-up that is specifically designed for greasy skin, these can help to balance the oil on the face. They’re also designed to work with oily skin types so can look the best over other types that might simply slide off or crease.
If you have oily skin, make sure to take care of it and follow our 5 simple steps to deal with it throughout your day. Make sure to choose greasy skin-friendly cleansers, make-up and products and avoid anything that will clog the pores and make it worse!